June 26, 2010

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

SPR930, DHC 6 300, departed from Goose Bay (CYYR) at 10:11Z and flew to Hopedale (CYHO) and returned to Goose Bay at 14:22Z. No flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight transited the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) without an active flight plan.

November 28, 2000

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

SPR930 was Number One for Departure Runway 26 followed by ARN8809 and BAF630. SPR930 taxied for an intersection departure via taxiway Charlie. ARN8809 taxied for an intersection departure via taxiway Bravo. BAF630 taxied for a full-length departure via Alpha. SPR930 was cleared Take-Off runway 26 but departed Runway 08. Overcast weather conditions with a dark night. ATC Audio tapes secured.

March 19, 1999

Accident at 4 miles from Davis Inlet NFLD

SPR930 DHC6 enroute Goose Bay to Davis Inlet crashed 4 miles from the airport. Aircraft crash site located and investigation continuing. TSB investigating Update: Aircraft was enroute VFR to Davis Inlet with two crew members plus freight. Halifax RCC received reports from Davis Inlet residents hearing an aircraft execute a missed approach to the airport followed by a loud bang. One crew member fatally injured and the other (serious injured) was airlifted to Goose Bay. Weather conditions reported as poor visibility with blowing snow.

March 28, 1995

Incident at St.Anthony NF.

SPR930 departed from St. Anthony to Goose Bay at 0028z.Requested and cleared for return at 0035z due to undetermined propeller problem.Landed uneventful at 0045z.TSB evaluating. UPDATE - The crew reported that they were unable to select fine pitch on the left propeller. Maintenance checked the mechanical components of the propeller governing system and could not find any deficiencies. After consulting with the engine manufacturer, the propeller governing system oil lines were flushed followed by testing and the system checked serviceable. It is suspected that there may have been a restriction in the system that was cleared by the flushing operation. TSB case closed.